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Mumford & Sons: Whats the Fuss?

Mumford & Sons: Whats the Fuss?

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hwajones

Original Poster:

472 posts

86 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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First of all, i love Mumford & Sons...
if they're second album is half as good as their first, it will be a winner!

But why has everyone gone mad for them all of a sudden?
Two years ago they did a sell out theatre tour but hardly set the world alight from any live shows that i seen on TV, etc...

This week they've sold out every stadium in the country because of a single which sounds exactly liek their old stuff...

Just confused why the public flock to groups like this and overlook other gems which offer a better live show experience imho?!

marcosgt

8,656 posts

81 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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I can't stand 'em personally.

M.

DrTre

12,955 posts

137 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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They're utter bilge IMO, as bad as The Levellers.

However, there's no accounting for taste and since the first album was v popular, there's been a wait for the second and anticipation has built.
Kinda natural they're bigger now isn't it?

http://www.musicomh.com/albums/mumford-and-sons-2_...


Adam B

10,820 posts

159 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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hwajones said:
But why has everyone gone mad for them all of a sudden?
Two years ago they did a sell out theatre tour but hardly set the world alight
3rd biggest seller in the US download album in 2011, so they have been on fire some places, now filtered down to the masses and plebs

Quite like them

andySC

541 posts

63 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Not bad tunes but I don't get the fuss...Jethro Tull for The Grimshaw Crew.
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otherman

1,394 posts

70 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I don't like them at all, but the answer to your question is probably that live music is very big business at the moment and you don't have to be a major name to sell out big venues any more. A few years ago I saw the Courteeners as a support act in the Apollo, these days they sell out the arenas even though their biggest hit made the heights of number 19, 5 years ago.

VinceFox

20,190 posts

77 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Who?

davepoth

25,733 posts

104 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Enormous in America is the answer. They manage to bridge the hipster/country demographic.


trig9k

356 posts

103 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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They have broad appeal, indie, folk, pop.... I like music so cant help liking them, they are very good at what they do, I have never brought any of there music but did see them play a gig in spain and was blown away!! one of the best knees up I've had at a festival ,,, all my mates with various taste all thought they were the highlight of the festval...

Still dont own any of there stuff....but get the fuss

DrTre

12,955 posts

137 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Apologies for being a miserable sod earlier, i stand by it but it wasn't what the OP was asking.


To echo what's been said, they've been putting in a LOT of hours touring the US, and it's paid off. By all accounts they're up there, or not far off, with coldplay in America in terms of being a draw.


Art0ir

8,382 posts

75 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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davepoth said:
They manage to bridge the hipster/country demographic.
Boom.

gbbird

5,167 posts

149 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Students are the answer. They are currently the trendy band to like. Dire stuff really

EvoraEvora

1,153 posts

132 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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If Muse can be so big, there's hope for any combo smile

VinceFox

20,190 posts

77 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Just had a look.

Not for me, thanks.

CrabDan

568 posts

48 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Their first album was MASSIVE - What you talking about, saying they've only just gotten big recently!? I was working for HMV when it came out and it was flying out so fast the guys on the shop floor couldn't restock the shelves quick enough!

I didn't mind that first album... It took what would oridinarily be Indie-Folk for D*ckheads (for the record, D*ickhead is now a recognised term for the sort of person who normally listens to said music. My mate Alec is a D*ickhead, for example, but I don't think he's a d*ck head) and made it even more self-loathing and a bit angry, even borderline drunk-sounding (basically, is sounded alot like my mate Alec). It had a bit of bite to it, which was good... But it did get old VERY quickly IMO. I'm not sure if I'd bother with the new album.

Edited by CrabDan on Saturday 6th October 09:50

cqueen

2,119 posts

125 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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gbbird said:
Students are the answer. They are currently the trendy band to like. Dire stuff really
This.

Mastodon2

11,815 posts

70 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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gbbird said:
Students are the answer. They are currently the trendy band to like. Dire stuff really
This is it really, trendy-wendy students will jump onto the latest hipster bandwagon, based on whoever is on the cover on NME or whatever bogroll publication they happen to read. Kings of Leon were no different, talent and ability are not important, all that matters is getting seen in the right places to get the kids hooked on. Mumford and Sons are utter dross, but that has not hindered any of the bands that went before, or that will come after them.

Chicken Chaser

4,394 posts

129 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Never a fan of the first album. Songs were ok but not something i'd listen time and again. The second album for me, is much better than the first. Not sure why yet, but I have enjoyed it this week.

Seeker UK

1,299 posts

63 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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hwajones said:
But why has everyone gone mad for them all of a sudden?
Because they all dress like Matt Smith's Dr Who.

Apache

39,690 posts

189 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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There is no fuss, they are a mediocre ballad band so beloved of Cowell and that Irish prick, safe, predictable teeny pop which is being pushed by their promoters to generate a frenzy of pre-pubescent hysteria and thusly sales. If you look at the charts or whatever it's called or listen to any of the 'music' radio channels you'll find it saturated with the stuff, that and rap/hiphop which is about as fresh as Last of the Summer Wine....but the kids have been told they love it, so they do